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Plus Size Fashion

Just the Way You Are

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.23.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Whether or not you believe it, you deserve love, just as you are. No, not you minus twenty pounds or plus two cup sizes. Not you with more money or less body hair. Not you with more accolades or fewer past failures. The very raw, unedited version of you.

Why I'm #PlusPositive

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.22.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

I don't like the idea of women above a size 2 being made to feel ostracized because of their size, but I think that the label of "Plus Size" is a great one, and I'm proud to call myself a Plus Size Model.

Why You Shouldn't Take Those "Fatso" Comments to Heart

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.14.2015 | Women
Melinda Parrish

I just really want to share the truth of the sadness that I carry with me, and how it shows up in my life. I hope that little girls will get to grow up in a kinder world, and have more body positivity present in their lives as a result of body advocates like Ashley Graham stepping into the spotlight recently.

I Had a Cup of Coffee With Lisa Aviva

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.12.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

As with her spiritual life, Lisa wants to design a collection for women where the pieces flow together seamlessly. The pieces are designed as a capsule collection that can be worn together in a variety of combinations to create numerous, different outfits.

An Open Letter to Lane Bryant: Five Lessons Learned From the #PlusIsEqual Campaign

Sarah Sapora | Posted 09.23.2015 | Style
Sarah Sapora

As a plus size woman, I can say that when a slender woman stands in front of you and utters your battle cry, your first reaction is usually a knee-jerk, "What? There is NO way you can understand me."

So They Rejected You

Melinda Parrish | Posted 09.10.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

After a while, you realize that succeeding in any endeavor isn't about having a perfect track record and getting it right every single time. It's about evolving, leaving behind what doesn't work and holding on to the bits that do.

Healthy At Any Size

Melinda Parrish | Posted 09.04.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

You might never be a size 2 (or even a size 6 or 8). But if you make taking great care of yourself a priority, you're going to look and feel better, and that's going to fuel all kinds of positive changes in how you approach your life.

This Is How Many Plus-Size Models Appear In September Issue Fashion Editorials

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 08.21.2015 | Style

Sometimes it seems as though the fashion industry is more inclusive than ever before. In the past year, there's been an increase in the number of...

Why I Won't Be Wearing a Plus-Size Bikini This Summer

Sarah Sapora | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Sarah Sapora

Plus-size women have been previously ignored, shamed and pushed aside by the fashion industry. We should be able to wear whatever we want and be able to buy the exact same styles that our more slender friends can. But just because it's available, do I have to buy it?

How to Stop Hating Sunday Nights

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.24.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

If you spend Sunday nights with your stomach in knots and your mind racing about all the possible, terrible things that might happen to you in the week ahead, chances are that there's an area of your life that you're unhappy with.

Why I Model

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.17.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Confession: I'm not in this for the clothes. Or the pampering, or the possibility of Instagram fame. Although all of that stuff is really fun!

Confessions of a Recovering Fat Kid

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.15.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Two days before my wedding, I was laying in the bathtub, crying because I felt bad about my body. "I am bad, I am wrong, I don't deserve the love of a great man, I don't deserve a spectacular wedding day," was the thought reel playing on loop in my head. Talking to my fiancé that night, something finally clicked.

Finally, A Realistic Look At The Plus-Size Fashion Industry

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Style

"We have a problem." That sentiment from Jennie Runk, a plus-size model, is shared by both plus-size women and people working in the fashion indust...

Melissa McCarthy On Plus-Size Shopping: 'People Don't Stop At Size 12'

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.27.2015 | Style

Melissa McCarthy has no time for body shaming, especially when she's shopping. The actress (and now clothing designer) recently spoke to More mag...

The 22 Most Frustrating Things About Being A Plus-Size Shopper

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 04.29.2015 | Style

Photo credit: John Chapple / Contributor/Getty Images We all know the struggles of shopping for our size, but those challenges can be even hard...

Don't Call This Woman's Bathing Suit Photo 'Brave'

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.17.2015 | Women

Plus-size fashionista Jessica Kane is sick and tired of people calling her "brave" for wearing a swimsuit. So she posted a glamorous bathing suit shot...

How One Photo Helped Me Make Peace With My 'Flaws'

Sarah Sapora | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Sarah Sapora

My point is simple. Not easy, but simple. "They" can tell you whatever they want. But so can you. You can tell yourself whatever YOU want. Longer, louder and in a way more connected to your powerful brain than anything else can be.

Curvy Supermodels Reveal True Beauty Secrets

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 05.25.2015 | Women
Erin Joy Henry

It's not easy trying to set up a conference call with five supermodels. On any given day, one is working on her fashion label between castings, another modeling the latest collections in Grand Canaria or Paris and one may be at the Lower East Side Girls Club boosting the self-confidence of young women by promoting a healthy body image.

5 Ways to Start Your Morning With Confidence and Style

Crystal Cave | Posted 04.05.2015 | Women
Crystal Cave

Inspired at how my daily routine that has increased the productivity of my clients' and myself, I've put together five ways to help you start your morning with style and confidence everyday.

The Hottest Looks From Plus Size Fashion Weekend In São Paulo

Stephen Grant | Posted 04.05.2015 | Style
Stephen Grant

Plus Size Fashion Weekend in São Paulo was all about that bass! Fashion enthusiasts gathered at the Frei Caneca Convention Center to watch models hit the runway wearing winter 2015 looks by top designers of Brazil.

The 6 Most Important Plus-Size Fashion Moments Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 12.18.2014 | Style

Plus-Size fashion had its fair share of ups and downs. In recent years, however, the progress that has been made toward a more equal, inclusive indust...

Kim Bhasin

Meet The Woman Who Wants Old Navy To Stop Charging Plus-Size Women More Than Men | Kim Bhasin | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business

All Renee Posey wanted was to buy some pants at Now, she’s talking with Old Navy executives to try and change the way the store sells a...

Abby-Z Talks Networking and Keys to Being a Successful Woman in Business

Bryhana Moore | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Bryhana Moore

A word to describe Abby-Z, would be: assertive! Twenty-five years ago, Abby made a bold move to New York City, to pursue her dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Upon arriving from Los Angeles, California, Abby knew no one and had to pave her way (from scratch) in the Big Apple.

Plus-Size Runway Show Proves 'High Fashion Is For All'

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.18.2014 | Style

Evans, the United Kingdom's biggest plus-size retailer, closed out London Fashion Week with a milestone runway show. On Tuesday, the company debute...

Trendy Plus-Size Retailer Eloquii Debuts The 'Curvy Girl' Photo Shoot Of Our Dreams

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Style

Allison Teng of Curvy Girl Chic is one of our favorite fashion bloggers. Trendy plus-size retailer Eloquii is one of our favorite online shopping site...